Film ID:
YFA 3683



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This film documents the mayoral procession and opening of Ossett Town Hall in June, 1908. The hall was opened by the borough's first mayor, Edward Clay.

The film begins with a procession to the Town Hall. Local dignitaries are followed by men in top hats. There is a stage set up at the gates of the Town Hall where the Mayor and other dignitaries sit for the opening. The ceremony begins with a performance from a brass band which is conducted by a man standing at the centre of the stage. This is followed by a few speeches.

Clay is then presented with the key to the gates. And when he goes to open the gates, the Mayor is applauded by the large audience. There are a few more speeches given at the opening ceremonies. Finally, the film closes with a shot of the large crowd who has turned out for the event.